Bella Italia is locally owned by Jim and Katie Millan.
Jim grew up in Flint, Michigan. He attended Oakland University where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. Katie is from Royal Oak and also attended Oakland U. The couple met while working for Red Robin, where Jim was a cook, and Katie a server.
After a brief stint in San Diego, Jim and Katie moved back to Michigan in 2005 and purchased Bella Italia Pizza and Pasta.
As a youngster, Jim wanted to be an inventor. He has used this interest by making some unique pizza combinations, such as the caffeine energy pizza (currently not on the menu).